Category Archives: Looking Ahead

Digitalization and Its Broader Impacts

We have discussed several times in the past few years the impacts of digitalization on the corporate landscape with a particular focus on the technology industry. We have also explored the key constraints of organizations to keep pace and to innovate. But … Continue reading

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The Recent Quarter Results Confirm Tech Industry Trends

Some surprising and not so surprising results for the tech industry this past quarter (2Q15) confirm both longer term industry trends and also high volatility for mismatches in expectations and performance. First, Apple delivered strong growth in revenue and profits again (38% … Continue reading

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The Key Growth Constraints on Your Business

We have seen the accelerating impact of technology on a wide variety of industries in the past decade. We have witnessed the impact of internet shopping on retail industries, and seen the impact of digital content and downloads on the full … Continue reading

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IT Resolutions for 2015

While there is still one bowl game left to be played and confetti to clean up, 2014 is now done and leaves a mixed IT legacy.  After 2013’s issues with the NSA leaks, the Healthcare.gov mishaps, and the 40 million credit identities stolen from Target, … Continue reading

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Expect More Casualties

Smart phones, tablets, and their digital ecosystems have had a stunning impact on a range of industries in just a few short years. Those platforms changed how we work, how we shop, and how we interact with each other. And … Continue reading

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Moving from Offshoring to Global Service Centers II

As we covered in our first post on this topic, since the mid-90s, companies have used offshoring to achieve cost and capacity advantages in IT. Offshoring was a favored option to address Y2K issues and has continued to expand at a steady rate … Continue reading

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Keeping Score and What’s In Store for 2014

Now that 2013 is done, it is time to review my predictions from January last year. For those keeping score, I had six January predictions for Technology in 2013: 6. 2013 is the year of the ‘connected house’ as standards and … Continue reading

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Celebrate 2013 Technology or Look to 2014?

The year is quickly winding down and 2013 will not be remembered as a stellar year for technology. Between the NSA leaks and Orwellian revelations, the Healthcare.gov mishaps, the cloud email outages (and Yahoo’s is still lingering) and now the … Continue reading

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How Did Technology End Up on the Sunday Morning Talk Shows?

It has been two months since the Healthcare.gov launch and by now nearly every American has heard or witnessed the poor performance of the websites. Early on, only one of every five users was able to actually sign in to … Continue reading

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Whither Virtual Desktops?

The enterprise popularity of tablets and smartphones at the expense of PCs and other desktop devices is also sinking desktop virtualization. In addition to the clear link that tablets and smartphones are cannibalizing PC sales, mobility and changing device economics is … Continue reading

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